Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Medicinal Cannabis Takes Big Steps Forward In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with establishing a reliable, safe production pipeline for the supply of high quality medicinal cannabis for Victorian patients. The first cannabis crop grown by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources has now been harvested. It is now being tested and formulated – part of product […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Health

Helping Disadvantaged Job Seekers Find Work

Ballarat employment providers, businesses and community groups have put their heads together at a networking conference to get thousands of disadvantaged Victorians into work. The conference was part of Jobs Victoria – the state’s biggest-ever employment drive to help more than 4,000 disadvantaged Victorians find meaningful and sustainable jobs. Jobs Victoria has a network of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Victorian Dairy And Sheep Producers Strike Hot

Victorian dairy and sheep producers have taken the honours at The Weekly Times Coles 2016 Farmer of the Year Awards held at the RACV Club in Melbourne on Friday night. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford opened the national award show and commended all producers for their innovation,  efficiency to get food from paddock to plate […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Airport Upgrades A Boon For Yarriambiack Agribusiness

Yarriambiack Shire today welcomed the completion of infrastructure upgrades to Warracknabeal and Hopetoun aerodromes, which are set to benefit the region’s agricultural businesses. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green today celebrated the completed upgrades at both aerodromes, which included the installation of new runway lighting, weather monitoring windsocks, and runway markers. The two aerodromes […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria

Walking Tracks Opened In Yarriambiack

A new network of walking tracks in Yarriambiack Shire is now open for use, giving visitors even greater reason to stop and enjoy the beauty of the region. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Danielle Green, today officially opened the new tracks which were completed with $112,200 from the Andrews Labor Government. The project used local […]

Categories: Media Release, Northern Victoria Region, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria

Land Sales, Jobs Boom At Ballarat West Employment Zone

In a landmark day for Ballarat, the Andrews Labor  Government  announced two land purchasers at the Ballarat West Employment Zone and released another parcel of industrial land to meet strong market demand. The announcements represent a jobs boom for Ballarat with the most recent purchasers, Broo and Athlegen, having the ability to generate significant new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Sheep And Goat Producer Funding Boost

The Andrews Labor Government has approved another round of grants worth more than $400,000 to help sheep and goat producers and the supply chain transition to the electronic identification traceability scheme. It takes the total amount of approved grants to more than $1.2 million. Sixty-one farmers will benefit in this round of grants, reducing the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Portland Launches Industrial Land Strategy

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green today launched the Portland Industrial Land Strategy with a $150,000 contribution from the Victorian Government. The strategy has identified land for future industrial development in the Portland region to 2050, providing significant investment and employment opportunities. Development of the strategy follows years of industrial zoning issues in Portland, […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria

Creative New Ag Technology Reaps Rewards

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today congratulated esteemed agricultural fellows on a successful veski Sustainable Panel discussion, highlighting the importance of bringing leading researchers and entrepreneurs to Victoria. veski seeks to build diversity in innovation and promote people from diverse backgrounds into senior roles. The event gave farmer representatives, researchers, industry and government leaders hearing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Sovereign Hill By Day And By Night To Bring More Visitors

Sovereign Hill is set to host more students in overnight stays with the completion of a new 32 bed accommodation facility, delivered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $8 million investment in the By Day and By Night project. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard to formally open […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development